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Reading Dan Brown's INFERNO after a recent holiday in Florence.

Not as high brow as some mentioned here, but a decent romp through La Bella Italia
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Now moved ont to Paul Beatty's The Sellout.
Another from the 2016 Man Booker shortlist.
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Burrows and Layton "Black over Bill's Mother's a story of policing in Birmingham, England in the '50s, 60s, 70s.
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Yet another from the 2016 Man Booker shortlist ... yes, I bought the collection from The Book People.
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Working through some text books on options, started American Sniper but haven't been back to it in weeks. Thinking about reading Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five.
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TheBeatles wrote:Reading Dan Brown's INFERNO after a recent holiday in Florence.

Not as high brow as some mentioned here, but a decent romp through La Bella Italia
Despite evidence to the contrary, this thread isn't supposed to be about trying to impress people.

I have read all of Dan Brown's stuff - including The Da Vinci Code in one sitting - but gave up on Inferno after about the first third. Perhaps I should try again?

If you want "not high brow" how about a 42 year old man that is currently wading through the Harry Potter series for the first time? Currently about half way into The Order of the Phoenix.
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Scrogg wrote:If you want "not high brow" how about a 42 year old man that is currently wading through the Harry Potter series for the first time? Currently about half way into The Order of the Phoenix.
I'm contemplating reading the series again and I'm 58 :)

As I started reading the books to my kids when each one came out (and then re-reading them for myself as each successive one was released), I've read the first one at least 10 times, the second 9 times and so on through to the last one at 3 times. Fortunately (in this instance at least!) I have a shocking memory, so each time is (almost) like the first time.
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I've just finished the "Dark Iceland" series by Ragnar Jonasson. Pretty good if you like Nordic crime.

I was going to move on to some Tom Clancy, but found that the older ones aren't available on Kindle. So now I'm reading some Yrsa Sigurdardottir instead.
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the last thing i read is "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen. a truly brilliant read. depicts the state of contemporary society and family life perfectly well
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I'm reading the Bourne enigma, picked it up as Ive read a coupke of others in the franchise and thought they were OK and this one had Robert Ludlum name in massive letters and then after I bought it. Realised it was someone else who wrote it.
Have to say it's not to bad to be honest
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Scrogg wrote:Currently about half way into The Order of the Phoenix.
Just over two months later and only three-quarters of the way through The Half-Blood Prince. I'm clearly slacking! :oops:
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Rereading the Rivers of London, due to the seventh instalment being released soon. Thought I'd catch up on the entire series first.
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Crooked Letter Crooker Letter (again). Amazing book, can't recommend enough!
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I have to reread the Belgariad/Malloreon every few years. Garion has just discovered that he can do magic and that Ce'Nedra is a sexy little minx with boobs. Happens every time!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:I have to reread the Belgariad/Malloreon every few years. Garion has just discovered that he can do magic and that Ce'Nedra is a sexy little minx with boobs. Happens every time!
Ditto. Both my wife and I reread them regularly. In this respect my goldfish like memory is a bonus, each time I read them I enjoy them almost as much as the first time. My favourite has to be Silk though...
If you like these, you'd probably like the Rivers of London I mentioned above.
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